Wingoose Alley - Wolkaye

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Wingoose Alley

South out of Thames Street, north of the Steel Yard (Rocque, 1746). Other names and forms: "Windgoose Court" (O. and M. 1677). "Wildgoose" or Windgoose Alley or Court" (Strype, ed. 1720).

Said to have been built by the Steelyard Merchants (ib. I. ii. 207).

"Wynges Lane," parcel of the Steelyard, mentioned 7 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. 1515-18, p.124).

Name may have been derived from "Wendegaynelane" (q.v.).

Winkworth Buildings

At the north-west end of Austin Friars, Nos. 15-18, in Bread Street Ward (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

Date on rain-water pipes 1726, probably date of erection.

The site is now occupied by offices and chambers, No.21 Austinfriars, erected in the 19th century.

Name derived from owner or builder.

Winkworth's Wharf

South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 41, on the east side of Broken Wharf (Lockie, 1810 and 1816).

Not named in the maps.

Winorh Marichirehe

See Mary (St.) Woolnoth.

Winston's Court

See Vincent's Court.

Winter's (Sir William) House

See Mary (St.) de Berkingchurch Chapel.

Winton Court

See Vincent's Court.

Winwall (St.), Soke of

Near the church of St. Laurence Jewry, granted to Balliol College, Oxford, 1293 (Price's Guildhall, p.42).

See Wyewall (St.), Soke of.

Wire Drawers

Allowed to have shops in Blanch Appleton (q.v.).

See Wyremongers.


Tenements and wharves there in the parish of St. Mary at Hill, 1477-8 (Ct. H.W. II. 577).

Not identified.

The site is now occupied by Billingsgate Market.

Witchellor's Yard

See Whicheler's Yard and Wilson's Yard.

Wodehawe (la)

A void place so called in the parish of St. Mary atte Hulle in will of Amicia la Knytes, 1292 (Ct. H.W. I. 106).

Not further identified.

Probably a timber yard.

Woderoue Lane

See Cooper's Row.


See Wood Street.


See Wood Wharf.


Lands called "Wodlande" in parish of St. Mary Matfellon without Aldgate, between the garden called the Greate Garden of the late priory of Christchurch west, lands of Sir John Cornewallys east, lands of the Bishop of London called Lollesworth north, which belonged to the late priory of the new hospital of St. Mary without Byshoppisgate, 32 H. VIII. 1540 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVI. 143).

No later mention.


See Mary (St.) Woolchurch.

Wolfes Gate

See Wolsies Gate.


See Woolhouse.


See Wool Quay.